Articles by Nick Moran

February 15, 2017

New Philip Pullman! 0

His Dark Materials author Philip Pullman has reportedly completed another trilogy, The Book of Dust, that will publish in October of this year. The new works “will stand alongside his bestselling series,” sources say.

February 10, 2017

The Millions Top Ten: January 2017 0

New year, same frontrunner.

February 9, 2017

“Dying is totally mainstream.” 0

Millions staffer Mark O’Connell immersed himself in the “transhumanist” movement for more than a year, checking in on such characters as Zoltan Istvan, the quixotic U.S. presidential candidate perhaps best-known for driving a coffin across the country. O’Connell’s book, To Be a Machine, which details dreamers like Istvan envisioning human existence liberated from the outmoded confines of the human body, publishes […]

February 7, 2017

A Day in the Life of a Literary Agent 0

“There really is no average day in the life of a literary agent,” writes Mark Gottlieb in his attempt to describe an average day in the life of a literary agent.

February 6, 2017

Mr. Gay Syria 0

“We wanted to show a side of the migration crisis that is rarely portrayed, steering away from the depictions of nameless masses by certain media and politicians,” write the producers of Mr. Gay Syria, a documentary about Syrian refugees and their quest to shine a spotlight on the community of “Syrians who had to run […]

February 3, 2017

Jeff Baskin Writers Fellowship 0

Submissions are open for the Oxford American‘s Jeff Baskin Writers Fellowship, which awards a $10,000 living stipend, housing, and an editorial apprenticeship toward a nine-month residency with the magazine. The goal is to support the writing of a debut work of creative nonfiction, and the application deadline is midnight EST, March 30, 2017.

February 3, 2017

“The chorus needs to be real to make this work.” 0

Millions staffer Edan Lepucki contributed “Chorus” to Slate‘s Trump Story Project, an ongoing series of short fiction pieces written by contemporary authors.

February 3, 2017

“Most of my hike was saying, this is a black body, and it belongs everywhere.” 0

“There is no divorcing the lack of diversity in the outdoors from a history of violence against the black body, systemic racism, and income inequality,” writes Rahawa Haile in her description of hiking the full length of the Appalachian Trail. Along the way, Haile documented her journey and the books she carried — books written […]

February 2, 2017

The Family 0

Recommended Reading (National Prayer Breakfast edition): Jeff Sharlet’s terrifying, timely The Family.

February 1, 2017

Translating Bigly 0

Pity the translators.